Career Honors and Awards
- 738th pick (25th Round) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds
- 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team
- 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
- 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
- 2014 All-Big 12 Second Team
- 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
- 2014 Tom Hedrick KU Most Improved Award
- 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
- Six-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2016, Senior season
Drafted in the 25th round (738th overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds… Played and started in 53 games… Recorded a .341 batting average (60-for-176), the second-highest mark on the team… Hit a team-high six home runs and recorded 41 RBIs… Tied for second on the team with 38 runs scored… Started his second-straight opening day at Little Rock (2/20)… Started all games he played in during the season… Scored a season-high three runs vs. Utah (2/29)… Stepped to the plate a season-high five times vs. BYU (3/4)… Hit second home run of career against Saint Louis (3/12)… Drew career-high three walks and matched career-high three runs vs. Murray State (3/16)… Tallied a season-high three hits and two RBIs at Stanford (3/19)… Hit second home run of season vs. Baker (3/23)… Snapped 13-game hitting streak at Baylor (4/2)… Season-high three RBIs vs. Baker (4/5)… Tied season-high three RBIs at then-No. 16 Missouri State (4/6)… Hit fifth career home run at Minnesota (5/3)… Blasted two home runs at K-State (5/15).
2015, Junior season
2015 Spring Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Tallied 38 starts and played in 40 games… Finished the season batting .264 (34-for-129) while knocking in six RBIs… Led team with a .435 on-base percentage… Tied a career high with two doubles versus Washington (2/19)… Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored versus Washington State (2/21)… Worked a career-best three walks at Texas Tech (3/29)… Missed last 16 games due to injury.
2014, Sophomore season
All-Big 12 Second Team… Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… 2013 Fall Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Tallied 43 starts and played in 51 games… Finished the season batting .314 (49-for-156) and knocked in 21 RBIs… Recorded career bests in hits (four), doubles (two) and totals bases (six) against Wichita State (4/29)… Hit his first career triple against Missouri State (4/23)… Blasted his first career home run against Iowa (4/9)… Recorded a career-best four RBIs against No. 19 Texas Tech (5/2)… Walked a career-best three times against No. 19 Texas Tech (5/3).
2013, Freshman season
2013 Spring Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team… 2012 Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll… 2012 Fall Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Started one and appeared in 11 games for the Jayhawks… Finished the season with a .222 batting average (2-for-9) with two runs scored, a double and an RBI… Made his first appearance as a Jayhawk against Nevada (2/15)… Hit his first-career double and scored a run against Missouri Valley (4/11)… Picked up a pinch-hit RBI and stole his first-career base at Utah (5/19).
Castro Valley HS
Lettered three years for head coach Mario Iglesias… Selected Rawlings California Region Honorable Mention in 2012… Named all-league twice and the team’s best hitter as a junior… Participated in U.S. National Team Identification series.
Born in Walnut Creek, California… Son of John and Sheila Wright… Has two older sisters, Brittany and Jaclyn… Sister, Brittany, played softball at Chico State… Majoring in sport management.